Space Needle Fireworks with Seattle Skyline – 2012

A bit of fireworks, some snow, a trip to the rainforest, throw in some waterfalls on the way and a drive thru amazing 101 pacific coast highway. What a way to start a new year. Not all happened as planned, due to mother nature deciding to join us, in the last minute, in form of lashing rain. Nevertheless it was an awesome trip encircling the Olympic national park, Washington.

This shot is the first one I had taken for this year 2012 & am very pleased with results. It is a high dynamic range shot with multiple exposure to capture the reflections, highlights and fireworks. I really love to watch fireworks up and close at space needle-Seattle, but did not want to be spending 2-3 hours getting out of the downtown traffic once the show was over. Hence after a bit of help from Google Earth, settled for a spot from Hamilton View point park, West Seattle. But as we were driving to the park, the view from harbor avenue was so breath taking, that we decided to settle there for the fireworks show. Arriving at the spot early always has an advantage. As we strolled down the harbor lane, was able to locate a secret sweet spot just behind the parking lot of Salty’s seafood grill. The view was probably better than the deck at Salty’s. Of course we were not served beer ! To make it easier for you, here is the actual spot (47.586095,-122.375566). Just be careful of loose rocks. I had always wanted to shoot the Seattle skyline and this is probably the best view of the Seattle skyline that I had come across. Though an urban setting, it indeed was serene, with the cool breeze, reflections and background effects from sea lions.

If you are still reading … Sorry I had been away for almost a month with unplanned hiatus over here at the blog. I really did not want to start the year’s post with an apology hence pushed this to the later part of the post. It always makes me wonder how something that happens in one part of your life has so much of impacts on your actions, thoughts and eventually how it reflects on almost all other phases. Anyway life just goes on … For the last couple of weeks, I had not been very active here, but had been making changes slowly. You can now see that points to this very blog and points to my smugmug portfolio site. Much easier to remember, right :).  Hopefully, the new-non intrusive theme allows, to enjoy the photos directly form the blog. As before am definitely planning to share atleast one amazing travel photo, if not more, every week of 2012 too.

Thanks for sticking around and travelling with me ! Happy New Year to all.

P.S: Definitely best viewed at large. Seattle Skyline is available in Print as such or with customization. This would make a great wall frame as such or with a inspiration quote on the the bottom. Just drop me a note with the request if u want any customization.

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Fireworks @ Space Needle, Seattle Skyline
Seattle, WA, USA


27 Responses to “Space Needle Fireworks with Seattle Skyline – 2012”

  1. OH my god .. i was lucky to have seen it live toooo … beautiful picture


  2. This is a fantastic shot. Really nice work. Looks like a lot of time went in to the shot. I dig it. Happy New Year to you!


    • Adam – Thanks for the kind words !!! ‘Begin with the end in mind’ – definitely helped for this shot :) I had been thinking thru on how the skyline and fireworks would play out. Google earth definitely helped in scouting for the location.
      A Very Happy new to you too and hope u had a blast at Edinburgh !!!


  3. mind blowing!


  4. This is just fantastic… Never seen Space Needle fireworks from this far.. Used to be watching from the tower entrance and never gave this kinda feeling.


    • Hey Suresh, how r u doing ! Yeah it indeed was a very grand grand view from across the water – very different, tranquil & serene. Without the crowd and the distant firework sound, it was a very different feeling than being right at the needle !


  5. Spectacular! I loved it. The fireworks and the reflection! Great job. :) Happy New Year.


  6. Great Picture !!!

    I dont know you but I had the honor to meet Suresh Gundappa and he referred your blog on his Meditation Photography !!! Well I should say, great pictures !!! Fantastic.


  7. Can I use this picture on my facebook ? I have some great memories of Seattle. Please let me know.


    • Hi Raj – A warm welcome to u ! I have not met Suresh (not yet) , but following his writing gives me a feeling that I know him :)
      I really am glad that you like my shot so much that u wanted to use the same. Appreciate u taking the time to ask. Clicking on any of the photos on the blog links to a larger version. Feel free to use the same for personal purpose, would appreciate a link back to this blog [].

      Have a nice day and Keep Visiting !


  8. WOW! The width of the ground you have actually covered in that shot is amazing…Loved it! Looking forward to more of your magic this year too!


  9. Wow that was odd. I just wrote an really long comment but after I clicked

    submit my comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again.

    Anyhow, just wanted to say great blog!


  10. How did you make a HDR image of the fireworks over the space need with all the movement in the fireworks?


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